Bechamel Sauce

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Béchamel is one of the five french mother sauces. It is an essential component of the croque monsieur sandwich but can be used as a base for many different sauces.

Servings 1 cup
Difficulty Easy

UNITS

SCALE

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 2 tbsp All-purpose flour
  • 1 ¼ cups MIlk , whole, heated
  • To taste Salt
  • To taste White pepper , freshly ground

METHOD

  • In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Stir in the flour and cook, stirring constantly, until the paste cooks and bubbles, about 2 minutes.
  • Add the hot milk, continuing to stir as the sauce thickens. Bring it to a boil.
  • Season with salt and black pepper. Lower the heat, and cook, stirring for about 2 more minutes. Remove from heat.

NOTES

  • Additionally, add a pinch of freshly ground nutmeg in step 3